Image of Canada defends record $11bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia in court — RT News
Canada defends record $11bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia in court — RT News
The Canadian government is fighting a court battle against an anti-war activist seeking to derail a record arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The activist argues the weapons could be used to violate human rights, including in the Saudi intervention in Yemen.The deal for light armored vehicles (LAVs) is the largest advanced manufacturing export contract in Canadian history, the Globe and Mail reported. E... [Read More]
Image of Why Women Are Buying More Guns  - The Daily Beast
Why Women Are Buying More Guns - The Daily Beast
A recently released New York Times/CBS poll included headline-grabbing findings about America’s evolving attitudes on gun control. The poll found that the number of Americans supporting a ban on assault weapons is 19 points lower today than it was after the shooting of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in 2011.Perhaps more significant, it found that the number of Americans support... [Read More]
HOLLYWOOD GUN HYPOCRISY:
The NRA and the entertainment industry interact publicly as mortal enemies. But as the number of weapons shown in movies and TV steadily increases — and stars like Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie make fortunes wielding guns onscreen — a co-dependence that keeps both churning is revealed: “making the liberal bias a lot of money”BURNISHED BY THE LOW LIGHT OF GLASS-WALLED DISPLAYS, THEY seem like ancie... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Violence displaces thousands in Congo: UN
PressTV-Violence displaces thousands in Congo: UN
Fresh fighting in the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, between government forces and rebels has forced thousands of people to flee their homes.The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) warned on Friday that fighting in the southeast of the country had displaced an estimated 13,000 people."We are afraid some 13,000 displaced people soon may not have enough to eat," UNHCR spok... [Read More]
Image of Americans, Guns, and the Future | Aspen Ideas Festival: AUDIO Podcat
Americans, Guns, and the Future | Aspen Ideas Festival: AUDIO Podcat
Dick Metcalf has been shooting since kindergarten, a member of the NRA since middle school.  He’s been studying, writing, and teaching about firearms for over 40 years. But Metcalf’s long career as a columnist with Guns & Ammo magazine came to an abrupt halt in late 2013 after he penned a column that explored the line between firearm regulation and Second Amendment infringement. The backl... [Read More]
Image of Criminal History Record Checks; Police; Permits to Acquire Firearms; Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center; Database Management
Criminal History Record Checks; Police; Permits to Acquire Firearms; Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center; Database Management
Authorizes county police departments to enroll firearms applicants and individuals who are registering their firearms into a criminal record monitoring service used to alert police when an owner of a firearm is arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in the country. Authorizes the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center to access firearm registration data. (SB2954 HD1) [Read More]
Image of PressTV-US House passes $619bn military budget
PressTV-US House passes $619bn military budget
The US House of Representatives has easily passed President Barack Obama’s requested military budget of $618.7 billion for the next fiscal year, allowing the Pentagon to increase payments as well as the number of active duty forces.The lawmakers on Friday showed strong bipartisan support for the annual defense policy bill, voting 375-34 to authorize it.The massive bill put the Pentagon’s base budg... [Read More]
Image of Hidden video: Feingold says Clinton might issue gun control executive orders - Watchdog.org
Hidden video: Feingold says Clinton might issue gun control executive orders - Watchdog.org
MADISON, Wis. – U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold once declared that he was “one of the true leaders in fighting for a greater right to bear arms.”But in a new undercover video released Thursday, the Middleton liberal seems to relish in the idea that a President Hillary Clinton would issue executive orders eroding the Second Amendment.“Well, there might be an executive order,” Feingold tells a d... [Read More]
Image of Wikileaks Release: Hillary Clinton Press Sec Says Gun Control to Be Implemented by Executive Order
Wikileaks Release: Hillary Clinton Press Sec Says Gun Control to Be Implemented by Executive Order
The batch of emails released by Wikileaks on October 7 includes one in which Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon explained that Clinton “would support…closing the gun show loophole by executive order.”Fallon also highlighted Clinton’s support of universal background checks–which have already failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris–and her support for a scenario wherein... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-EU army will undermine NATO: Britain
PressTV-EU army will undermine NATO: Britain
Despite a decision to leave the European Union (EU), the UK will continue to oppose the creation of an EU army as it will “undermine” the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), says British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.Speaking to the press ahead of informal talks with his counterparts from the European Union (EU) in Bratislava, Fallon said Tuesday that London “remains committed” to Europe... [Read More]
Britain to block EU army | News | The Times & The Sunday Times
Nato rival will not happen, vows defence secretaryBritain will veto measures to build an EU army for as long as it remains a member of the union, the defence secretary has warned.Sir Michael Fallon’s comments came as it emerged that France and Germany had drawn up a timetable to create a “common military force” that would rival Nato in army capability.According to a document discussed by EU leader... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Drive to create European army gains pace
PressTV-Drive to create European army gains pace
The bid to establish a European army independent of the US-led NATO appears to gain pace with prime ministers of Hungary and Czech Republic offering support for deeper military ties within the continent.Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as one of the strongest backers of a joint European defense force, insisted on Friday that a joint EU army was required to ensure security, saying, "We should... [Read More]
Image of FBI: July Was 15th Straight Month Of Record Background Checks - Breitbart
FBI: July Was 15th Straight Month Of Record Background Checks - Breitbart
The latest figures from the FBI show that July 2016 was the 15th consecutive month of record background checks for gun sales.The previous July record was set in 2015, when there were 1,600,832 background checks. But the FBI reports that July 2016 there were 2,197,169–an increase of nearly 600,000 checks.The record breaking trend began in May 2015, when 1,580,980 checks set the record for the highe... [Read More]
Image of Germany sees record requests for self-defense weapons amid fears of lone-wolf attacks — RT News
Germany sees record requests for self-defense weapons amid fears of lone-wolf attacks — RT News
Requests in Germany for self-defense weapons permits are hitting record highs in 2016, police data reveals. Firearms ownership experts say people wanting to purchase non-lethal weapons come from all sections of society, “be it workers or professors.”The new police data shows that Germans are feeling increasingly unsafe in the wake of recent lone-wolf attacks and shootings, which has sparked a dema... [Read More]
Image of Exclusive Video: Clinton Delegate Explains how Democrats Will Ban All Guns
Exclusive Video: Clinton Delegate Explains how Democrats Will Ban All Guns
Editor’s note: This is a Project Veritas exclusive in association with Infowars. James O’Keefe appeared on the Alex Jones Show on July 25 to discuss the story. Listen/watch here. Check out Project Veritas here.UPDATE: James O’Keefe confronted Mary Bayer, the Hillary delegate featured in the video, who denied saying she wanted to “ban guns.”Original article continues below…If your goal is an outrig... [Read More]
Image of U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim-Majority Countries in 2015  | Alternet
U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim-Majority Countries in 2015 | Alternet
Nobel Peace Prize-winner President Obama dropped a serious amount of ordnance last year.Council of Foreign Relations resident skeptic Micah Zenko recently tallied up how many bombs the United States has dropped on other countries and the results are as depressing as one would think. Zenko figured that since Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. has dropped around 23,144 bombs on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakista... [Read More]
Image of Demand For "Pain Ray" Weapons Grows Over Fears of Civil Unrest
Demand For "Pain Ray" Weapons Grows Over Fears of Civil Unrest
Demand for “pain ray” weapons used during riot control situations is growing as concerns over civil unrest continue to build.According to a new research study, the market for directed energy weapons is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period thanks to for their use in “controlling riots and cross border trespassing.”“The global riot control system market is estimated to gro... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-California passes new gun control laws
PressTV-California passes new gun control laws
British Finance Minister George Osborne has abandoned the government’s promise to eliminate the budget deficit by 2020, sparking forecasts of more austerity pain following the Brexit vote.Giving a speech in Manchester on Friday, Osborne said the economy is showing “clear signs” of shock following the vote to leave the European Union.The Chancellor of the Exchequer said the austerity measures would... [Read More]
Image of Katie Couric Regrets 'Poor Decision' to Insert Pause in Anti-Gun Doc
Katie Couric Regrets 'Poor Decision' to Insert Pause in Anti-Gun Doc
The individual spoke to TheWrap and said that director Stephanie Soechtig inserted the pause, which critics are calling an example of “deceptive” and “appalling journalism.”“This was an unnecessary mistake,” the individual told TheWrap. “It did not represent editing someone’s sentences, there was no factual error, this is not a mistake that is a substantive mistake. It could have been avoided,” he... [Read More]
Image of Peace Prize President Obama Approved $200 Billion in Arms Deals Since 2009
Peace Prize President Obama Approved $200 Billion in Arms Deals Since 2009
The US is in control of over half of the world’s arms industry, with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Iraq, and Israel as its five biggest customers.The second largest arms exporter is Russia, but they only hold a 14% share of the global market.The industry has benefitted immensely from the administration of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama, as around $200 billion worth of deals ha... [Read More]
What Makes Texas Texas?
HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign sent me an email one morning, showing the governor aiming a pump-action shotgun in my direction. This was a view of an elected official I had never seen — the get-your-hands-up view. If I contributed $25 to his campaign, I would be entered in a contest to win a shotgun. The subject line of the email read: “Shotgun!” It was a typical morning in Texa... [Read More]
Image of Merry Christmas: UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24
Merry Christmas: UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24
On its official website, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (yes, that’s really a thing and yes, it is housed right here in the United States) announced that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) “will enter into force on 24 December 2014.” Merry Christmas! It is ironical that on the day before the world’s 2.18 billion Christians commemorate the coming of Jesus Christ to the Earth,... [Read More]